Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 11th Oct 2007 21:38 UTC, submitted by Rahul
Red Hat Red Hat is taking a business-as-usual stance in the face of renewed rumblings from Microsoft's Steve Ballmer over the need for Red Hat Linux users to pay up. Ballmer has repeatedly claimed that Microsoft IP is found in Linux. "People who use Red Hat, at least with respect to our intellectual property, in a sense have an obligation to eventually compensate us," said Ballmer at a Microsoft event last week in London. But Red Hat itself has adopted a stance that keeps it above the Microsoft patent fray. "At this point, please reference our previous statements on this topic," said a Red Hat spokesman contacted Tuesday about Microsoft's statements on Red Hat Linux users. The spokesman pointed out a Red Hat blog posted "after the last FUD statements from Microsoft" in May, she said. Shuttleworth agrees.
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RE[2]: LOL
by porcel on Fri 12th Oct 2007 13:51 UTC in reply to "RE: LOL"
porcel
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2006-01-28

IP Innovation, which is a subsidiary of the Acacia Research Corporation, develops no products of its own. Its only product is litigation.

Well, it turns out that Acacia's new vice president (as of July) and executive vice president (hired at the beginning of the month) were both formerly in management at Microsoft.

I know, it's just a coincidence, right?

I think not:

http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?story=20071011205044141

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